Is this spring?

As I write the snow is falling heavily.  It is 27 March, but it might be the same day in January.  I am not complaining at all, just surprised.  Okay the snow has gone from Lauterbrunnen, but up the hill from Wengen, conditions remain winterish.

The Idle Skiers woke this morning to fresh snow yet again and it looked like another white out. Most people took the same view and the mountain was as quiet as it is possible to imagine. As the day went on, the few people who had been skiing disappeared and by mid-afternoon, I was on my own.  Was it something I said?

The day had picked up around lunch time for a while we had a view of mountains and brief flash of sun before the clouds closed in again.

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The Eiger emerges from heavy cloud

It is has occurred to me more than once that I keep photographing the Eiger.  The thing is, it is never the same mountain twice.  It stays in the same place, but in every other respect, each day is unique.  I am not alone in this.  The Eiger must be one of the most photographed views in the world.

A snowy, cloudy day with a little bit of sun thrown in to leaven the mix brought 10,484 vertical metres in 22 lift rides.

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